Melanie S.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Around an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melanie can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
38 Reviews

Mary H.
Mary H.
May 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Melanie is a wonderful accommodating sitter. We always know our dog is in good hands with her.

Melanie S.
Melanie S.
Laurie A.
Laurie A.
Dec 30, 2017
Verified Stay

Our dog just spent a week with Melanie and her family. He seemed so happy and well cared for. Couldn’t recommend them more highly!!!! Got lots of photos and she was super flexible and let us pick him up late in the evening. Wooul definitely use her again!!

Melanie S.
Melanie S.
Anita E.
Anita E.
Nov 27, 2017
Verified Stay


Is wonderful! I would leave my dog, Kati with her and her family anytime.


Melanie S.
Thanks Anita! Kati was the best dog and such a snuggler. We miss her!!
Melanie S.

About Melanie

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Only accepts one dog at a time

Your cherished pup(s) can enjoy a relaxed in home stay with a backyard and everything but kennel stay. With over 5 years on rover and nearly 10 years as a dog walker and sitter, rest assured your pup will get safe care and have a low stress stay due to our 1 dog maximum. Many places and sitters on rover take four or 5 or even ten dogs! That's essentially a kennel without the ...

What Melanie would like to know about your dog

It's helpful to know your preference for how often the dog goes for walks and if s/he is an escape artist. Please let me know if your dog dislikes small children as special arrangements will need to be made.

**Currently we are not taking aggressive dogs and dogs that bark a lot. ***

We prefer dogs that have crate trained and are not allowed on the furniture at home. If you do allow them on the furniture we have a separate room where dogs are allowed on the couch etc.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Melanie's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Children 0-5 Years Old
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Melanie's Pets


Labrador Retriever and Mixed
4 years, 6 mo. old, 40 lbs.

When Melanie watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
I will walk your dog throughout Indian Springs neighborhood in Silver Spring. It is residential and perfect for dog walks. When the weather is nicer I will walk the dogs in Sligo park.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
In a crate or on the floor in their bed at the foot of our bed.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I will spend the whole day with the dog except for quick errands to the grocery, occasional meetings and to the library.

In Melanie's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Not Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours

Melanie's Neighborhood

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